Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, former Senator Rick Santorum, and former Texas Governor Rick Perry led off the first day of the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City yesterday, which launches the GOP race for the presidential nomination.

 

 

President Barack Obama’s trade agenda took another step forward in the Republican-controlled Senate today (May 21), thanks to wheeling and dealing by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) and his lieutenants, who engaged in a flurry of deal-making activity on the Senate floor.

With a call for “open rebellion” against the program, Senator Rand Paul held the Senate floor for ten-and-a-half hours Wednesday in opposition to extending provisions of the Patriot Act.

On Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner criticized the Veterans Affairs leadership for failing to take action to improve veterans care despite the fallout from last year’s scandal that prompted then-Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign.

 

Martin O'Malley could be just the ticket to spice up an otherwise vacuous and boring Democrat presidential campaign. 

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